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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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The south is famous for smoking everything. Why not beer? Sue is a big, rich, smoky malt bomb of a beer, with mellow smokiness coming from barley malts smoked with cherry wood, and assertive bitterness from Galena and Perle hops to cleanse the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Bottled. Pours a dark black, not much head. Big and hammy aroma, peat bog, campfire. A touch sweet. Firey and smokey flavor, rather fruity smoke character. Full body with a bit of carbonic acid in the finish. Ash.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2010
thanks ben! sick smoky aroma of wet burning pine and milk chocolate. amazing. reddish brown. has a smoky chipotle edge, rich smoke throughout, wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5650) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Big strong smokey leathery nose. Beef jerky and chocolate, definite smoked wood aspects too. Dark brown pour, beige foam on top, dark red hues underneath. Nice looking beer. Ashy smokey alcoholic flavors. Definitely full of smoke, dark sweet chocolate, salty smokey notes. A little sharp and hot. If it was less boozy and hot itd be awesome. Its solid and enjoyable. Lingering sweet and smokey but also alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Embrouille (2830) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 22, 2010
Bottled 355ml. Courtesy of Saarlander. It pours a pitch black beer with a nicely remainig lacing creamy beige head. The aroma is nice, complex, remarkably smoky with cherry, faint manure and leather (not horse blanket!) showing up. The nose is a bit dissapointing. I definitely prefer the taste. Beautiful lacework. Rich, chocolatey, smoky and indeed reminiscent of a wood-fired pizza. The 93 IBUs are hardly noticeable. Great long smoky finish with hardly any residual sugars. Big thanks Aaron for this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2465) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2010
In my quest to drink a beer from every U.S state, I had Alabama John growler a few top rated southern beers for me for his trip back north. Brown pour with a coffee and smoked beef aroma. The taste was roasted malts, and sweet malts and coffee. Alittle sugary but filling. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2010
This stuff is legit. Aroma like delicious smokey barbecue and molasses. Flavor is rich yet not sweet; very savory with cocoa and light coffee. Dynamite

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3587) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 6, 2010
On tap at Mamacita in Nashville. I love the Johnny Cash reference in the name of this beer: "a beer named Sue." Pours pretty much black and slightly viscous with a small tan head. Aroma is excellent - smoky and even a little bacony with roast, coffee, and dark chocolate. Flavor is similar to the aroma and also great. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, and caramel all come through. Smoked bacon or ham is prominent as well. Medium-full bodied with low carbonation and a slick mouthfeel. Glad I got to try this beer. Definitely one of my favorites from my long weekend in Nashville.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2010
12oz. Bottle from Trade with Suttree: Complex aroma of smoke, chocolate, light wood, light peat, slight smoked meat, slight tobacco, slight coffee, and roasted malt. Poured very dark brown (almost black) in color with a small, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Complex flavor is slightly sweet, and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, roasted malt, smoke, chocolate, slight peat, light wood, hops, slight tar, slight smoked meat, light bitter coffee, ash, and a hint of pine. Medium to full body. Slightly viscous, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, smoke, hops, ash, slight tar, and slight pine finish is dry. 9.1%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilliGose (3277) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 30, 2010
bottle from phaleslu shared with amongst kan, bbb, amd myself. thanks peter. pours a dark brown with a boat load of smoke, peat, and campfire in the nose. wow. really closely resembles alaskan smoked porter. didn’t have these side by side, but this seemed to have a bigger body than the alaskan beer. Liked this quite a bit, but kind of drunk by this point in the tasting as this was our last beer. would like to try it again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6200) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Bottle provided by Shawn for our little tasting and shared with Kan as well, the last beer of the day (well at least till later), many thanks! The beer is deep brown with ruby highlights topped by a small beige frothy head and some lace. The aroma is cherry wood smoked malt, hint of bacon, some clove and allspice, earthy, some chocolate and vanilla too. The taste has a constant driving dry smoked meat character (jerky in a bottle?) with some peppery and mineral notes. Found chocolate, walnut, toast and coffee malt notes as well. The mouth feel is lively and aggressive which help counteract the ashy dryness. I must say I was happy with this brew and it exceeded my expections.

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